Cincinnatians – and especially many former Cincinnatians – love and appreciate their hometown. No matter where you go after you graduate high school, some things define a Cincinnatian. It doesn’t matter whether they settle in Price Hill or Knob Hill, North Hollywood or North Avondale, Cincinnati - for good or bad - kind of sticks to your insides. And because Cincinnati and the region proudly boast some of the best secondary and post-secondary educational institutions in the world, kids heralding from Cincinnati often do pretty well out there in the big, broad world. Not bad for the world’s biggest small town. Don’t believe it? All the proof needed lies in the aisles of your local grocery store – no matter where or what region you shop. Graeter’s Ice Cream is available coast-to-coast and Skyline Chili is available almost just as broadly. There are whole businesses dedicated to shipping Cincinnati ex-pats their hometown-specific goods. We brag about the zoo to just about anyone who will listen. WKRP? Sure, we know, the turkey-from-a-helicopter episode. Pete Rose? Watch yourself. The Big Red Machine? Still love 'em. People love their Cincinnati favorites, and nearly everyone from Cincinnati likes to talk about their hometown. That's where this show comes in. From Cincinnati is a Podcast from High Priority Partners LLC hosted by longtime journalist and experienced radio show host, Joe Wessels. It aims to track down people with Cincinnati-style chili running through their veins to hear their story and tie it into their upbringing in Cincinnati – whether they left and found their way in the world and now only visit, or they still live in town. Everybody has a story – but not everyone is from Cincinnati. From Cincinnati isn't a show with a specific agenda. Casual, free-flowing, and we'll see where the conversation goes. It's a conversation more than an interview, but there will be questions – and probably lots of them. If you’re interested in being a guest or know someone who could be, please contact producer/host Joe Wessels at firstname.lastname@example.org or (513) 549-NEWS (6397). fromcincinnati.substack.com
Welcome to another edition of From Cincinnati!
On this week’s show: Katie Laur. Katie has done a bit of this and a bit of that in Cincinnati and far from Cincinnati – and it’s safe to say all of it is top-notch. From The Katie Laur Band – which made her the first (or maybe second, as we discuss) woman to front a bluegrass band anywhere – to writing for Cincinnati Magazine, it’s very safe to say Katie Laur can weave a tale as few can...
You may not have heard of fashion designer David Meister. He’s one of those behind-the-scenes people who make the glittery stars look so glittery and beautiful on the red carpet and elsewhere. But if you like clothing and you like celebrities, you may have heard of him. And he just so happens to be from Cincinnati.
Maybe you only know Michael Flannery as the guy who occasionally appears on those Goodwill donate-your-car commercials. If that’s the only way you know him, though, you’re missing quite a lot. You would be surprised to know that Goodwill’s mission is a bit more than a job to him – it hits very close to home. You might also be a little shocked to know the guy is quite funny. In fact, that’s how he got his start in show business (unl...
Heather French Henry, or Heather Renee French, or as I once knew her, just “Heather” the page designer. Or maybe the-one-who-would-not-go-out-with-us, as I would remind her.
Heather and I have known each other since college, where she was the very kind, very capable DAAP fashion design major and, apparently, a beauty pageant contestant who happened to kill some time doing ad design and la...
In From Cincinnati’s inaugural edition we welcome Jay Moriarty, television writer and producer – now author (see below) – and a guy who is definitely From Cincinnati.
As you’ll hear in the episode, Moriarty was a boy on a mission who turned into a man on a mission, when, in 1968, he took his new bride (after they married in Cincinnati) and headed west with one goal in mind: Get a job writing for television.
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